Girardi To Manage Yanks

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The New York Yankees were so tired of Joe Torre, they decided to not even hire his bench coach and loyal lieutenant. In yet another slap in the face to the Torre regime, the Yankees passed over Don Mattingly and [offered Joe Girardi] their managerial job early this morning. Girardi is expected to accept.

The news helps to steal headlines from Alex Rodriguez, who last night displayed as much class as Russian whore house by announcing [he was opting out of his contract] in the middle of Game 4 of the World Series. But because Girardi was working as a broadcaster for Fox Sports in Denver last night, an official announcement won’t be made until Tuesday so he can fly back to New York, which means 24 more hours of stories about A-Rod and his scumbaggy “superagent” Scott Boras.

Girardi (pictured) won the National League Manager of the Year in 2006 as skipper of the Florida Marlins—a team with just a $14 million payroll—but was fired after a rift with owner Jeffrey Loria. And that’s the kind of guy Girardi is. He’s a hardnosed, get-in-your-face manager who commands respect. But after being coddled by Torre like trust-fund babies for so many years, many of New York’s veterans might just cry and pout if someone ruffles their feathers. But who cares? This could be good for the Yanks, who clearly weren’t getting great results while being pampered like spoiled princesses.

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